The 2020 New York Jets could very well join the 2008 Lions and 2017 Browns as the third winless team in modern NFL history.
Oddsmakers at DraftKings Sportsbook are offering a competitive market for the Jets to lose out. The Jets to go winless is currently “Yes -134” at the book, while “No” is +110.
At FanDuel Sportsbook, “Yes” is -125 while “No” is +100.
Jets schedule breakdown
Here are the Jets’ four remaining games:
- Sunday, Dec. 13: at Seahawks
- Sunday, Dec. 20: at Rams
- Sunday, Dec. 27: vs. Browns
- Sunday, Jan. 3: at Patriots
The Seahawks, Rams and Browns are all battling for top NFL playoff seeds, while there is certainly no love lost between the Jets and the Patriots. New England is still mathematically alive for a playoff berth at 6-7 at the moment, but there’s a good chance that their Week 17 game against Gang Green will mean nothing in terms of potentially advancing to the postseason.
What could make that last game interesting if the Jets are 0-15 going in is that if the Patriots were to win and clinch a winless season for the Jets, they would also be gift-wrapping Trevor Lawrence to their rivals for the next decade or so in the process. The Jaguars, who are also certainly in the market for a franchise-altering QB, are in a race to the bottom as well as they currently sport a 1-11 record. The Patriots would certainly much rather see Lawrence go to Jacksonville than a team they play twice a year.
The Jets came incredibly close to getting off the schneid in Week 13 as they were up by four points late in the fourth quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders. But with five seconds left on the clock, the Jets blitzed Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Carr then threw a 46-yard touchdown pass to Henry Ruggs III, completing one of the more bizarre moments in NFL history. New York fired defensive coordinator Gregg Williams the next day.